Bernadith's main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice to sell and from transportation services. She is 22 years old, single and is from Taguitic, Kapatagan. She has been farming for three years and earns 5,000 PHP per month. Bernadith joined GDMPC recently and is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.